Roe Highway Upgrade (Tonkin Highway to Orrong Road)



We have progressively developed Roe Highway over more than 15 years as part of Perth’s strategic freight network. This upgrade project will address a current ‘pinch point’ in the network and will encourage free flowing traffic.

The project supports the staged development of the broader Perth Freight Link route from Muchea to Fremantle and reinforces the Government’s commitment to improving safety and reducing congestion for all road users in Perth’s southern suburbs.


Traffic impact


​Roe Highway

Tonkin Hwy to Orrong Rd

​27 and 28 February

8pm to 5am

​Roe Highway

Orrong Rd to Tonkin Hwy

​1 March

8pm to 5am


Project timing  

Work is underway and the new lanes are expected to open to traffic in February 2017.



The project will upgrade a two kilometre section of Roe Highway from Tonkin Highway to Orrong Road. Works will include:

  • Widening the existing road with additional lanes in each direction
  • Installing a new bridge over the freight railway near Sheffield Road
  • Providing a new off-road shared path for cyclists and pedestrians



The $41 million project is funded as part of the $1.575 billion Perth Freight Link project, with McConnell Dowell Constructors (Aust) Pty Ltd awarded the construction contract.


Project benefits will include:

  • Improved traffic times
  • Improved road safety
  • Better cycling and pedestrian facilities
  • Landscaping and revegetation works



Project map - February 2016

Project overview - February 2016


Further information

More information will be made available on this site as the project progresses. For enquiries please call us on 138 138.


Modified: 24 Feb 2017